What is patentable?
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The Patent system is designed to stimulate technological invention by the grant of a limited term monopoly to the inventors and by placing the disclosure of inventions in the public domain to facilitate technology transfer and research. Its origin lay in the need to exploit technology to the benefit of mankind.

The Patents Act, 1970, is the law relating to Patents in India, to grant patents and provide protection for inventions that are novel and useful.


A patent is a statutory privilege –

• Granted by the Government to inventors and
• to other persons deriving their rights from the inventor
• for a fixed period of years,
• to exclude other persons from manufacturing, using or selling a patented product, or from utilizing a patented method or process.

It is nothing but a legal monopoly granted to the owner of a new invention which is capable of Industrial use, for a limited period of time.

What is patentable?

Any new product or process involving an inventive step and capable of industrial application is patentable. An inventive step means a feature of invention that involves technical advance as compared to the existing knowledge or having economic significance.

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We at Sanjeev Niphadkar & Associates are experienced in securing patent protection for our clients' inventive ideas and helping them capture the results of their research. We are trained in a wide range of technical disciplines, which allow them to penetrate our clients' technologies.

We also institute and maintain watches on any particular patent, application or registration and provide regular reports on their progress. If you / your client want to stay abreast of the activities of your competitors, this is a service that is often useful.

Some of our clients whom we have assisted in patent activities are given below:


The procedure for registration of a patent is as follows:

• Prepare patent specifications.
• Search of patents and technical literature.
• Filing and prosecuting patent applications
• Conduct infringement searches.
• Investigate the validity of patents.
• Filing and conducting oppositions to the grant of patents as well as defending applications against oppositions.
• Defend against allegations of infringement.
• Enforce patent rights against infringers.
• Negotiate and settle patent disputes.
• Patent watching, monitoring and surveillance.

You may contact us for any queries that you may have and we shall be glad to assist you in the same.

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